too kind hugs watercolor card

I sadly needed a sympathy card for a special co-worker friend.

I hope he and his family feel the heartfelt hugs I sent when they receive this card.

This card was a labor of love and a combination of water coloring and stamping.

I first dropped some green watercolor paint into the bottom left corner and then blew through a straw to push it up to resemble blades of grass.  I then brushed watercolor paint onto the Stampin Up Too Kind flower stamp and lightly stamped it, letting it loosely spread.

The “hugs” sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Sentiment stamp set.  I love the font, and this set has a bunch of other fun ones I’m sure you’ll be seeing in future cards.  I finished it off with some “signature” jodi splatters, then distressed the edges of it and some complimentary colors of card stock.  I wrapped it with some linen thread and adhered it to some vanilla cardstock.

Cheers & HUGS & Happy Friday,


34 thoughts on “Hugs

  1. You know, all your cards do seem to have that inimitable “Jodi” signature style already… thinking it’s time to start making them up in bunches and finding a retail outlet to carry them. Yep, they’re that special!

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  2. Jodi, if I were the recipient of this card I would definately feel all the love and heartfelt sympathy that went in to make it. It is absolutely beautiful and it shows how much you care. I too am sorry for your co-worker’s loss. Have a wonderful joyful weekend! ((hugs))

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  3. I agree with Lynn. This is beautiful artwork you’ve created here, as are all of your cards and paintings! You have a gift for balance and color, and it’ll carry on into any medium you choose. I’m sorry for your friend’s loss, but I’m glad he has a friend like you for support. Enjoy a gorgeous spring weekend!

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  4. it’s beautiful Jodi, love your technique description, very clever! Love the hugs stamp and font~anyone would be thrilled to receive one of your works of art~I love your signature splatters and the way you often finish the cards with a tie. Happy weekend,

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  5. Sorry to hear that you needed a sympathy card. They’re so hard to pick out (I think). It never occurred to me to make one. That makes sense. It’s so much more heartfelt. And yours is a beauty.

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  6. Your card is WOWZA wonderful! I would have never thought to paint a stamp with watercolor paints – so brilliant of you! Sorry about your friend’s loss. Nice you could be there for him. I would feel so touched to receive this card that has your heART in it. Hugs to you! xoxo. 💜

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  7. With sympathy for the loss of a friend, Jodi. Your card is stunning! I have already pinned it for inspiration. I just love your watercolor techniques and signature splatters! Watercolor really changes the look of the Too Kind stamp. (I didn’t even recognize the blossoms!) I love the colors you chose and your distressed layers. It’s one of my favorites! ♡

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